Buy This Bronco: 1981 Blown Bullnose Badass

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Because who doesn’t need a lifted, supercharged, snarling beast of a Bronco in their garage?

If you envision the perfect vehicle in a post-apocalyptic world, it might just look something like this insane 1981 Bronco. All it needs is some armor plating and you’re ready to go to town on just about anything, including hordes of zombies. But for now, you can simply settle for terrorizing old ladies at the supermarket at the very minimum.

We spotted this badass Bronco over on eBay, where it’s listed for $34,995. Now, that might represent the highest dollar amount you’ll ever see affixed to a Bullnose, but bear with us for a second. The seller claims that a full forty-grand went into the engine alone. Even if that’s a bit of an exaggeration, there’s plenty of valuable content here to get excited about.


We’ll start with the engine, which is an Al Moody Racing built 560 inch Ford. Obviously you can see the BDS 8-71 blower sticking out of the hood, looking ready to inhale anyone that gets in its path. But the beastly motor comes fuel injected, so there’s some hope that it’s reliable on the daily.


You won’t miss the giant blower, unless you’re kind of, well, vertically challenged. Because this Bronco has been lifted six inches via 36×14.50/15 Mickey Thompson rolling stock. Gears are “grab yer own” courtesy of a 5-speed manual, and the remaining hardware is said to be top-notch.

The appropriate black paint is a decade old but still shining, and the interior is pretty clean, too. And if you find yourself bored with the delightful engine noises coming through the Flowmaster exhaust, a slew of subwoofers fill the rear cargo area.


So whether your fancy is outrunning muscle cars or blasting across post-apocalyptic landscapes, this Bronco looks ready. Maybe an unloved Bullnose can bring $35k, after all.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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